Over the past several years, a new generation of producers have stepped forward. One artist who has been revolutionizing Progressive House music is up and coming producer, Osen! At just 20 years old, he’s already well on his way to establishing himself as one of the industries premium talents! Tracks such as Wings and Paradigm showcase his brilliant and beautiful production style. His work has been released on labels such as Cr2 Records, LE7ELS Recordings, and Armada sublabel Trice! These works, among others, have helped him gain support from major artists including Tiesto, Hardwell, David Guetta, Avicii, Above & Beyond, and many more! This week, we had the chance to talk with Osen about his career to this point and what he has in store for the rest of this year!
How was it opening for Audien at Club 301 in your hometown, El Paso, Texas?
Opening for Audien was a great experience! It was my first time officially playing at 301 Night Life, which is a really cool venue here in my city. I had the opportunity to test out some new music and check the crowd’s reactions to different songs. Excellent sound system and great vibes overall!
Your newest track Paradigm has been doing exceptionally well! What does this track mean to you and how was it working with SickState on this collaboration?
Thanks! Yes, actually this track had been in progress for quite a while, we really aimed for a different vibe on it, the breakdown has a totally different feeling unlike all my other progressive music!
How did you come up with the name Osen?
The name Osen just comes from letters inside my real name. Really no specific meaning behind the actual word, I just thought it was it was a cool name, and I decided to stick with it.
Which one of your tracks do you feel has been most influential to your career to this point?
I believe to this point, there have been 2 really big releases for myself, which is “Colors” the collaboration with New World Sound, and “The Warrior” the collaboration with my friend Baha. Those two had really great feedback. I’m hoping that some of the new tracks coming later this year have the same support as these songs did.
Gaining the attention of superstars such as Tiesto and David Guetta is certainly a huge achievement! What do you think has been the coolest moment in your career so far?
When I started using my FL Studio 5/6 years ago, little did I know I would get any of those artists’ support. It’s an amazing feeling and probably every producer’s goal. The coolest moment so far was either, being featured on Tiesto’s Club Life Cover picture, or playing the main stage of Sun City Music Festival here in my hometown!
What VST Synths do you use to produce?
There’s a lot of really cool synths I’ve discovered recently. But some of my all-time favorites are probably Sylenth, Spire, Serum and definitely some of the Wave’s bundle plugins.
Your production style is very diverse; how do you decide what style you are going for on a certain track?
This is something I get asked very frequently, although before sitting down and actually getting to work on music I already have an idea of what I want to make, a lot of other factors come into place: my mindset, my emotions, or my inspirations at that certain moment. But in the end, I always try to keep things the way I envisioned them, or give the track that style that I’ve been working on.
If you could collaborate with one artist who would it be?
At the moment… probably Martin Garrix. I love how he is one of the biggest names in the industry right now, and he is still pushing Progressive House to the max.
If you could have one super power what would it be?
Well, my favorite superhero is Superman, so if I had the ability to do anything he can do, then I would be happy with that.
What can we expect from you for rest of 2016?
I have 3 brand new tracks signed set to release this year, and working really hard to bring that number up. But yes, lots of music, and hopefully some shows here and there!
Do you have a message you want to tell your supporters?
I just want to say THANK YOU, to all those people that support me from every different part of the world. Although, genres are going through a big change and some genres are popping up while others are vanishing, those that still support Progressive House I really appreciate. But I’ll definitely be experimenting with some other styles soon.
Be sure too keep up with Osen by following him on Twitter and be on the look out for some new Osen music coming soon!